A few weekends ago, Habib took me to the nearby Nawuni River. It was a short 15-minute ride, and on the way we passed by some absolutely beautiful, lush green farmland, with trees sporadically popping up here and there. I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again – Dalun is one incredibly beautiful village.
The river wasn’t too wide – I could probably swim from one side to the other if the current wasn’t too strong – but apparently it’s pretty long; Habib said he thinks it leads all the way to the ocean by Accra. There are some villages scattered along the other side of the river, hence the canoe taxi that carries people (and objects) across. They even fit a few motorbikes on the boat!
You can see the water tank in the background (is that what it’s called?) that pumps water from the river into the pumping station that is located by the center where I’m staying. This is where they filter, purify, and clean the water for the villagers to use. They also purify water for other nearby villages as well, and it’s a very important place and job! I’m supposed to be getting a tour of the site sometime soon.
Habib also said that when it’s peak rainy season, the water in the river rises so high you can’t even see the trees you do in the picture! I find it hard to believe, but based on how often and hard it rains here…well, peak rainy season is sure to be quite interesting.